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Another "spot on" success for statistical exit-poll methodology

The new exit-polling techniques developed for elections in 2001 and 2005 by David Firth (in collaboration with John Curtice of Strathclyde University; see Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A, 171, 509–539 for the full details) were used again at the General Election held on 6 May 2010.  
Mon 10 May 2010, 09:10 | Tags: Dept, CRiSM, ESRC

Statistics Department research "world leading"

In the latest national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) the Department of Statistics had a quarter of its research activity assessed at the RAE's very highest quality level (level 4*, "Quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour"). 

Among the top 5 ranked Statistics research groups, the Department of Statistics was one of the two largest. 

Tue 06 Jan 2009, 06:34 | Tags: Dept, CRiSM, Postgrad, ESRC, EPSRC

ESRC research centre to expand

New funding just announced by ESRC will allow the successful Lancaster-Warwick "node" of the National Centre for Research Methods to expand in three ways: into the future, into a third partner university, and into a further substantive research field. 
Fri 08 Feb 2008, 12:03 | Tags: CRiSM, ESRC

Chambers Award for Heather and David

The 2007 John M Chambers Statistical Software Award of the American Statistical Association is to be made to Dr Heather Turner and Professor David Firth, for their gnm package. The Chambers Award aims to encourage innovative and well-designed statistical software, and is awarded annually to one project worldwide.

Wed 18 Jul 2007, 10:12 | Tags: CRiSM, ESRC

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